Canadian Magazine Industry News
22 April 2009,     MONTREAL
Two little mags nominated for Mag of the Year as NMA nominations announced
AlbertaViews covers the province from a progessive perspective.
AlbertaViews
and Spacing, both independent, small-circulation magazines run on limited funding, were nominated in the presitigious Magazine of the Year category, as finalists for the 2009 National Magazine Awards were announced last night in Montreal. Canadian Business, owned by Rogers Publishing Inc., was also nominated in the category.

Overall, The Walrus and L'actualité lead the way with 28 nominations apiece. In an e-mail to Masthead, Walrus co-publisher Shelley Ambrose wrote,"Have to say we are more than thrilled that we came out on top as economic conditions this year were such that we could only afford to put in half the submissions we had entered last year or the year before!"

Toronto Life, the 2008 Magazine of the Year, was just one nomination short of turning the top spot into a three-way tie.

Nomination leaders:

Magazine

Written

Integrated

Visual

Total

The Walrus

21

1

6

28

L'actualité

23

3

2

28

Toronto Life

18

5

4

27

Maclean’s

19

0

1

20

Report on Business

11

0

8

19

explore

15

1

0

16

Chatelaine

9

0

2

11

Cottage Life

5

2

4

11

Maisonneuve

5

2

3

10

enRoute

4

1

5

10


This year's Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement will go Cynthia Brouse. An instructor at Ryerson University's journalism school for nearly 20 years, Brouse is also a former managing editor at Saturday Night, the author of After the Fact, a guide to magazine fact-checking, and the winner of two previous NMA gold awards for writing.

Also noteworthy:
  • Kris Demeanor was named Best New Magazine Writer for a his piece, "Get a Real Job," which was published in the January/February 2008 issue of Unlimited.
  • Best Health, CARP, Canadian Running, Géo Plein Air, Kingston Life, Globe Investor and Worn Fashion Journal were all nominated for the first time.
  • Chris Koentges led individual nominees on the writing side with 5, followed by Valérie Borde, Gerald Hannon and J.B. MacKinnon with 4 nominations and Mark Anderson, Kim Pittaway, David Hayes, Jay Teitel, Don Gillmor and Sophie Doucet with 3 each. 18 other writers are nominated at least twice.   
  • Photographers Natasha V and Stacey Haines are each nominated 4 times. Roger Lemoyne, Martin Tessler and Chris Nicholls each received 3 nominations for their photographic work. Among illustrators, Sam Weber, Dan Page and Kagan McLeod each received 2 nominations.
The awards will be given out on June 5 at the Carlu in Toronto. Tickets are $90 each (early bird rate; $100 after May 22, 2009).
Story Tools
Most Recent News Comment
Anonymous says:
lol sadness...
Most Recent Blog Comment
nick says:
Nice post,I brought android tv box on https://www.dd4.com last month,it's cheap and useful....
Blogs
Martin Seto Gadget Blog
Martin Seto
Most recent posts:
Scott Bullock Covers Sell
Scott Bullock
Most recent posts:
Industry Guest Blogger Words of Inspiration
Industry Guest Blogger
Most recent posts:
Dennis Kelly 57 Media Spikes
Dennis Kelly
Most recent posts:
Norm Lourenco RGD Magazine Media Brandaid
Norm Lourenco RGD
Most recent posts:
Richard Johnson Off the Page
Richard Johnson
Most recent posts:
Special Reports